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Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Thursday August 16th, 2018

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Ebenezer Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
Thursday August 16th, 2018
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Michael "Mike" Hester

MARION, Va. Michael "Mike" Hester, age 65, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Smyth County Community Hospital. Mike Hester was a giving and loving man. He loved his God and his family. Some may say that Mike lived alone, but his home and his heart was full of love for and from his dogs. He enjoyed his Bible and book reading; and gave much of his time leading Bible study at his church, Ebenezer Lutheran, where he was a life-long member. He was active in his community and loved his library and being involved. Mike and his walking buddies will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and BeEtta Hester. Mike is survived by his sister, Karen Bear and husband, Billy of Rural Retreat, Va.; special nephews, Ronald Puckett and wife, Tina, Heath Puckett and wife, Victoria, all of Birmingham, Ala. And Travis Puckett and wife, Diana of Rural Retreat, Va.; special great-niece, Alex Brooks and husband, Tyler of Blountsville, Ala.; special cousin, Marilyn Hester of Marion, Va.; several other nieces, nephews, and many friends; and his dogs, Edna, Boots, Lily and Cookie. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church with Pastor Andrew Bansemer officiating. The family will receive friends in a Celebration of Mike's life with food and fellowship following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Smyth County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1124, Marion, Va. 24354; The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22313; or The Ebenezer Lutheran Church Bible Study Group, P.O. Box 1799, Marion, Va. 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Michael "Mike" Hester.

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I went to Marion Jr & Sr High School with Mike. I've tried to find him for years, and sadly came across this obit just today. I recognize his face even in his later years. The same smile, glasses, and grin. I enjoyed being around him because he was intelligent and we shared a lot of stats about baseball. I wish i could have said hello to him one more time. Requiescat in Pace, Mike. God bless. Rick French

Rick French Jun 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Karen & Billy, your pain is in my heart and I wish that my words could express my condolence in a comforting way! I am lifting you up in prayer and wish that I was able to be there to help you. My heart is with you and I hurt for you! This picture of Mike reveals his kind and sweet nature!

Donna Mac VanHoy Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. We just moved in about a month ago. I talked to Mike shortly after we moved in and he introduced himself. He seemed like a very nice man. We will be praying for you and all of your family.

Scott Clark Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

Karen and Family, Sincere sympathies for your loss. I can only imagine how hard this must be. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. And, please know too how much you are loved. Sharon and Jack Zembeck

Sharon Hutton Zembeck Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family.

Kristin Counts Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

Karen and family I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you .

Judy Suits Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

Genie Sneed-Haulsee Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Hester

Genie Sneed-Haulsee Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

Karen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. At a time like this, there are just no words to express the sorrow felt for you. Will be praying for peace and strength as you go through letting go of your brother. You are loved.

Genie Sneed-Haulsee Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

With sympathy, smyth co. humane society...

mike snavely Aug 13 2018 12:00 AM

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